• 08.27.19

    SEC’s Whistleblower Program Reaches New Heights

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an award to an overseas whistleblower, with the $500,000 payout bringing the total amount awarded under the program to roughly $385 million.  

  • 08.27.19

    EEOC Can’t Mess With Texas, Fifth Circuit Says

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sided with Texas in its challenge to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) guidance for employers on the use of criminal records in hiring.  

  • 08.27.19

    Court Takes Points Off for Employer’s FMLA Violation

    An employee’s lawsuit alleging violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will move forward after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found the employer’s point system effectively violated the plaintiff’s statutory rights.  

  • 08.27.19

    Courts, Not Arbitrators, Decide Gateway Issue of Class Proceedings

    Who should decide the gateway issue of whether an arbitration agreement permits class proceedings? Courts, not arbitrators, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has concluded, joining the Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.

  • 08.27.19

    FTC Unrolls Settlement Over Privacy Violations

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a deal with email management company Unroll.Me Inc. after the agency alleged that the company tricked consumers about how their personal emails were accessed and used.

  • 08.27.19

    Help the FTC Help Consumers, Op-Ed Urges

    Congress needs to step up and provide both the resources and legal authority for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to effectively enforce the privacy rights of consumers in the United States, former director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection Jessica Rich wrote in an editorial.

  • 08.27.19

    California State Court Tosses Spam Suit

    In yet another case involving state spam laws, a California state court judge dismissed a lawsuit involving email header information under the state’s spam laws.

  • 08.27.19

    NAD Gives Online Review Promotion a Negative Grade

    Consumer product reviews were the subject of a new decision from the National Advertising Division (NAD) when it challenged reviews that failed to disclose they were the result of advertiser-provided incentives.

  • 08.26.19

    New Opportunities to Advance Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles

    Dual eligibles are an exceedingly high-need, high-cost population.

  • 08.26.19

    Actionable Strategies for Promoting Children’s Social and Emotional Development

    It is critical to incorporate screening for social and emotional concerns within routine developmental and behavioral surveillance conducted during well-child visits.